When School Turns Into a Competition

8/12/07: I can’t wait to go back to school!  Middle school already?  I can’t wait to see all my friends!   I recently stumbled across this exclamation towards the back of my pink and gold tiger print journal.  This section lay buried between sentence after sentence of non-sequiturs before the entry ended mid-word as I

Fourth Grade Memorial Day, Seventh Grade Valentine’s Day

5/25/07: For the long weekend we’re going to CT! We’re gonna see El and Har and see Shreck 3! 5/26/07: This weekend we were supposed to go to CT, but then Daddy got a really bad stomach flu, so we couldn’t go.  Sigh. 5/28/07: We got to go to CT!  We stayed over night at